Epilogue to Homeless – Poste Restante

Epilogue to Homeless – Poste Restante

Sometimes images just haunt you. Words likewise. This morning I am hauted by both of them. I can’t touch you, but your words touch me like petals from abandoned flowers blown forgotten to the wind, a laugh lived but once, given life and gentle death, gone, but held forever, as the leaves turn gold falling, […]

Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 in Ideas and Opinions, Photography, Teaching, Video | No Comments
Anatomy of a Good Documentary

Spring for me means intensive teaching. Presently doing Video 101 for photographers in LAMK (Lahti University of Applied Sciences). As always, enjoying it immensely. I asked the students in three words describe what they feel is essential in a good film / documentary. And to make things more interesting: one word had to be a noun, one an […]

Kolme strategiaa medialle

Kolme strategiaa medialle

Janne Zareff kirjoittaa viimeisessä Journalistin kolumnissaan, että verotuspäätökset eivät ratkaise ammattijournalismin ongelmia. Ongelmat  ratkaistaan sillä, että tarjotaan jotain sellaista, mistä jatkossakin yleisö on valmis maksamaan. Hän toteaa kylmän viileästi ja täysin oikein, että ammatijournalismin olemassaolo ei ole itsestäänselvyys, vaan että se on yksinkertaisesti ilmiö, joka on syntynyt tietynlaisessa historiallisessa tilanteessa. Toisenlaisessa historiallisessa tilanteessa sen olemassaolo voi […]

Congratulations, Heli!

Congratulations, Heli!

I’ve written about this multimedia piece couple of times earlier. But please bear with me one more time. Today I had the honor of receiving the Multimedia of the Year 2013 Award (Suomen Lehtikuvaajat / Finnish Pressphotographers Association) together with Heli Kaskinen in Helsinki for DocImages. My role in this production was simply to act […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 18: Wrapping Up for the iPad

Sochi Olympics, Day 18: Wrapping Up for the iPad

Feb. 23rd, 2014 I started writing my blog from Sochi when opening ceremony was going on in Adler. There is some symmetry in the fact that I am writing this last chapter (from here) as the fireworks light the sky during the closing ceremonies. This was my seventh Olympics and I simply love doing them. […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 5: Emotions and Aesthetics

Sochi Olympics, Day 5: Emotions and Aesthetics

Feb. 10th, 2014 Writing the headline I am losing count on the days… But been here a week now and I think I will be falling into  this routine of posting every second day. At least I try to do it, we’ll see what happens. I have covered  Xcountry, ski jumping and biathlon so far. […]

Sochi Olympics, Day 1

Sochi Olympics, Day 1

Feb 6th, 2014 The Sochi 2014 opening ceremony just started and I am watching it on TV. No, I did not go to the ceremony, it would have meant probably c. 10 hours including all the travelling, waiting and actual ceremony included. Yesterday was a total killer and I preferred to take it easy today. […]

Digital Indie Publishing

Digital Indie Publishing

Some of you might have noticed the thing we did in DocImages couple of days ago. Well, if you didn’t, here’s a short recap. (And here is an article I wrote in Finnish in our blog) I am getting sick and tired of the ever tightening legacy print death spiral and especially frustrated with their […]

Mahdoton yhtälö

Mahdoton yhtälö

Silmiini osui tällainen uutinen eilen. Pohjolan Sanomat vähentää seitsemän toimittajaa, yhdeksän kaikkiaan saa lähteä lehden palveluksesta. Lehti siirtyy viisipäiväiseksi – eli ei ilmesty maanantaisin ja torstaisin – ja menee osittain maksumuurin taakse. Matti Nikkilä, Posarin pääluottamusmies, toteaa tämän päivän Lapin Kansassa, että “aika lyöty olo on koko henkilöstöllä, kun kolmannes väestä irtisanotaan.” Seitsemän toimittajaa lähtee ja […]